PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Randy McMurchy randy at
Fri Apr 7 14:48:15 PDT 2006

On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 14:40 -0700, Dan Nicholson wrote:

> In that case, I'm guessing fam (gamin) is providing the notification.

This is a good discussion, I am going to learn something here. It was
my understanding that the File Alteration Monitor is used to tell the
operating system when there are changes to files in monitored

When you plug in a device, there is no filesystem for that device yet,
so how does FAM notify anything?

And then what does it notify so that an appropriate fstab entry is
created. And what tells the operating how to create that fstab entry?

And how does it know where, and how, to create a mountpoint.

I am way confused. Any help at all would be appreciated.


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